CPAC - Sign the Petition!

We the undersigned call upon the City of Chicago to enact the all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC). The Chicago Police Department (CPD) has a history of battery, unlawful arrest, racial profiling, torture, murder, and the use of force to suppress the democratic rights of the people to organize and protest. In order to end these racist practices, we must give the community control of the CPD through CPAC.

The CPAC will

  • Be democratically elected by the residents of Chicago;
  • Be made up only of members with at least 2 years of experience organizing to protect the rights of oppressed people and victims of police brutality;
  • Appoint the superintendent of police, as well as members to the Police Board and the Chief Administrator for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA);
  • Determine CPD’s annual budget;
  • Review and sign off on all new and existing CPD policies;
  • Investigate all police shootings and allegations of police torture;
  • Negotiate and approve contracts with the police unions,
  • Have the power to issue subpoenas to witnesses for CPAC hearings

We, the community, will have the final say in who polices us and how we’re policed.

 

Enact CPAC now!

Fill out the form below to sign the CPAC petition.

We will be sending these signatures for CPAC to your alderperson, so it is critical that we have your address info. If you know what ward you reside in, please enter it in the comments section.

Unsure of your ward? You can find your ward here: bit.ly/FindYourCPACWard

 

Who's signing

Molly Miner
Andrew Edeburn
Nate Hams
Justin Pita
Declan Cavanaugh
Amy Louvier
Juliette Jardim
Christopher Giere
Margaret Riley
Sarah Eddy
Jennifer Pantelios
Casey Cusano
Viviana Chavez
Jamie LaPenna
Anthony Johnson
Jennifer Williams
Peter Giere
Susan Pastin
Jorge Guardado
Emil Bojanov
Jackson Roach
Zarif Wilder
eric steltenpohl
Jason Perkins
Shannon Harris
Rachel Senecal
Kirstin Mulvaney
Jordan Weber
Hannah Reder
Michelle Kukich
1,471 signatures

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  • Molly Miner
    signed via 2020-08-26 21:11:19 -0500
  • Andrew Edeburn
    signed 2020-08-26 20:46:15 -0500
  • Nate Hams
    signed 2020-08-26 20:33:17 -0500
  • Justin Pita
    signed 2020-08-26 20:09:10 -0500
  • Declan Cavanaugh
    signed via 2020-08-26 19:38:18 -0500
  • Amy Louvier
    signed 2020-08-26 18:55:07 -0500
  • Juliette Jardim
    signed 2020-08-26 18:42:27 -0500
  • Christopher Giere
    signed 2020-08-26 18:26:48 -0500
  • Margaret Riley
    signed 2020-08-26 18:20:26 -0500
  • Sarah Eddy
    signed 2020-08-26 17:56:13 -0500
  • Jennifer Pantelios
    signed 2020-08-26 17:04:48 -0500
  • Casey Cusano
    signed 2020-08-26 16:24:42 -0500
  • Viviana Chavez
    signed 2020-08-26 16:10:01 -0500
  • Jamie LaPenna
    signed 2020-08-26 16:03:34 -0500
  • Anthony Johnson
    signed via 2020-08-26 15:52:57 -0500
  • Jennifer Williams
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  • Peter Giere
    signed 2020-08-26 15:39:27 -0500
  • Susan Pastin
    signed 2020-08-26 15:37:44 -0500
    The police have been corrupt since BEFORE I WAS BORN – and I’ll soon be 74! We need an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council because the police department as a whole – including, unfortunately, the police union – shows NO motivation to reform themselves. Look at how little progress has been made on the reforms listed in the consent decree! Activists should, however, be willing to compromise with the mayor on some details such as qualifications to run for the board, and appointment of the police chief. That said, policing in Chicago needs to be democratically controlled!
  • Jorge Guardado
    signed 2020-08-26 15:24:28 -0500
  • Emil Bojanov
    signed 2020-08-26 15:11:10 -0500
  • Jackson Roach
    signed 2020-08-26 14:27:35 -0500
  • Zarif Wilder
    signed 2020-08-26 14:27:34 -0500
  • eric steltenpohl
    signed 2020-08-26 14:21:25 -0500
  • Jason Perkins
    signed 2020-08-26 13:59:50 -0500
  • Shannon Harris
    signed 2020-08-26 13:49:46 -0500
  • Rachel Senecal
    signed 2020-08-26 13:26:07 -0500
  • Kirstin Mulvaney
    signed 2020-08-26 13:20:02 -0500
    Ward 46 supporter!
  • Jordan Weber
    signed 2020-08-26 13:13:26 -0500
  • Hannah Reder
    signed 2020-08-26 13:02:36 -0500
  • Michelle Kukich
    signed via 2020-08-26 12:19:13 -0500